Glass artwork on display at Tarble


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Various pieces of glass art can be seen in the Tarble Arts Center as part of the Studio Glass exhibit, which will be on display until June 28.

Chris Picazo, Staff Reporter

The Tarble Arts Center is currently displaying the Studio Glass exhibit with selections from the William Weber collection.

The exhibit includes glass pieces from a private collection that have been personally acquired from artists around the world.

Preparator Garrett Goben said it was an exhibit Weber, former Eastern vice president for business affairs, has always wanted to do. Weber discussed it with Michael Watts, former Tarble director, and Michael Schuetz, assistant director.

There was an open space available for the show, and Weber took advantage to put the show together.

The unique exhibit contains many styles of glass art from woven glass, a technique used to make glass looks as if it was woven together, to coral glass, glass that resembles coral.

The show also contains pieces of traditional vases, cast glass, fused and slumped glass, cast and cut glass, and more.

The techniques the artists use to create many of the pieces in the exhibit remain a mystery, and this creates curiosity to a viewer to make the show more interesting.

“None of the pieces are similar; all the pieces are very different,” Goben said. “They are all different artists, and the techniques they use also. Things are really cohesive as a show together.”

The exhibit thus far has attracted crowds and has received good reception, he said.

“I feel like everyone can enjoy it,” Goben said. “You don’t have to know much to enjoy it, and even if you do, you enjoy it. We’ve had a lot of people come in and see that.”

The exhibit is open to everyone and is free admission.

The exhibit will run from May 16 to June 28 and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The exhibit is closed on Mondays and holidays.

“We really hope people come and see it because it is an unusual exhibit as opposed to what we usually have, so everybody come in and check it out,” Goben said.

Chris Picazo can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].